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To see files and folder hidden by virus?

The folder and files are hidden by a virus in my pen drive of HP 32GB.

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The process should be the same as detailed in the main article. Since you're sure the files were hidden by a virus, it would be prudent to run a scan or two on your computer to eradicate the viruses before proceeding.

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Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast! are both solid choices for a virus scanner, and Malwarebytes is a fantastic anti-malware option. Run both a virus scanner and Malwarebytes and make sure your computer is clean.

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I have an old virus that hides files and seems to be hidden in Microsoft office. Can you help?

It seems that Word or PowerPoint files are infected and have been for 20 years and no software finds the infection. The virus hides files causing Outlook to forget what it has downloaded and my network to lose a printer and files to go "Missing"

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I had installed secure folder application and hid some folder?

I had installed secure folder application and hid some folder and I have formatted my system and trying to find that folder but I am unable to find.. kindly help me

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How can I see attrib hide file? I forgot the folder name.

How can I see attrib hide file? I forgot the folder name.

If you are looking for the "attrib.exe" file, then the folder is "%windir%\System32". Type "CD %windir%\System32" to change your directory to the one with the "attrib.exe" file.

To find hidden files on one of your disk drives, open the Command Prompt. Type "CD c:\", "CD d:\" (where "c" and "d" are drive names), or any other required disk drive. Then, type "dir /s /a:sh". This will show every file with the "hidden" attribute on the drive.

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I can read my folder and files from flash?

I can read my folder and files from flash. I have tried: 3 times. I think it was caused by: Virus

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My folders and files on the thumb were hidden after plugged into a copy store?

How could I retrieve them, or can be seen with my computer?. I have tried: Tried to view hidden file, but remain unsolvable.. I think it was caused by: Maybe a virus

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Remove shortcut virus permanently?

My pen drive got a virus when I insert it to USB. So how to remove it permanently

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I can't open, even see the folders in my memory stick?

I had my documents in my flash but they are hidden while I open the flash. I have tried: I tried the usual way to unhide it but failed

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How can I unhide my documents from my USB?

I tried the basic steps already. Going to the folder options,etc. But still my documents are not visible. Can you help?

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My document is hidden in my folder, how do I unhide it?

The file got corrupted and I was clicking a bunch of things and hid it. How do I undo it?

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How can I get my files back after reinstalling the OS Win 7?

Actually I copied my data files from the "C" drive to the "D" drive with user files, which contain whole user files such as program data, documents, downloads, desktop, etc.; but after formatting the "C" drive and during the new OS installation, I opened the "D" drive where I copied my data; and I didn't get my files; and it is still not showing anything, only showing an empty folder. Please help me. I have tried: showing hidden files using "cmd" and manually. I think it was caused by: owing to a virus.

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Fresh operating systems most often are virus-free, so the operating system should not have deleted your data folder. Just remember not to plug in any USB drives before you have an antivirus running. Inasmuch as you have enabled showing hidden files (and this process should not be affected by a virus-free OS), the files are not on the disk. What you can do is attempt to restore data with an unerase utility, which you should install onto the "C" drive. Minimize writing access to the "D" drive meanwhile (do not install or copy anything onto it). Install Recuva onto the "C" drive and run a full scan of the "D" drive. If you see any files that you can restore, then your data might be saved. Otherwise, there is little chance of recovering it. If you are sure that copying files was successful before the reinstallation and unerasing did not result in anything, then you can disconnect the HDD and ship it to a data recovery service like the U.S.-based DriveSavers Data Recovery.

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The hidden button is greyed on a network sharefolder,?

I tried with attrib, but was not successful. I have tried: Attrib command. I think it was caused by: Virus

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Thanks a lot dear, how can I permanently fix my Windows 8 hidden files folders that have no check box of hidden option?

I have Window 8 now, mostly I had a prob with any USB hidden files folder, when I check the folder option, then I see that the hidden option are unchecked. Their file folders are still HIDDEN, why? How can I fix it permanently please?. I have tried: I tried many options to fix it. I think it was caused by: I think , there is just setting problem

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I want to view file attributes in command prompt. I don't remember the command?

Show file attributes, for hidden files too

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